Entry year
Start date
September 2019
Duration
1 year
Application deadline
January 2019
Campus
Northampton Square
UCAS Code
N12F

Overview

Who is it for?

The Foundation Year is designed to prepare UK and EU students for the key subjects that will form the core of the rest of your degree in Business Management. On successful completion of the Foundation Year you will have obtained a fundamental knowledge of mathematics, statistics, economics, IT and business management which will ensure that you are fully prepared to enter Programme Stage 1 of the main degree. The BSc Business Management (with Foundation Year) degree will provide you with the skills required to forge a career in the corporate world or to enter the management consulting industry. It will also deliver the tools required by those who aspire to be entrepreneurs or business owners.

Objectives

The Foundation Year is a one-year full-time programme that provides an entry route to the first year of either the BSc Business Management, BSc Business Management, Digital Innovation and Enrepeneurship, BSc Business with Finance, BSc Business with Marketing or BSc International Business and is designed to prepare you for the key subjects that will form the core of the rest of your degree in Business Management. These include strategy, marketing, finance, operations management, accounting, people and organisations, economics, business statistics and human resource management.

Structure

The Foundation course has been designed to familiarise you with the material that you will study in more depth in the later years of the degree programme.

The modules covered are:

Assessment methods

Some assessment is by group work and individual assignments which you take home to complete. For year 0, there will be continual assessment using class or online quizzes and tests, but no large formal end-of-year exams.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The approximate estimated breakdown of course assessment is as follows:

Year 0

0% written, 0% practical, 100% coursework.

Overall workload

Most contact hours take the form of lectures. A number of tutorials, exercise classes and surgery hours are scheduled during the year. Approximate estimated study time is as follows:

Year 0

28% scheduled learning, 72% independent learning, 0% placement.

Term dates

Academic year

For a full breakdown of the current and forthcoming academic year view our term dates page.

Timetables

Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

View academic timetables

Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.

Application

How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

  • Institution code: C60 (Cass Business School and City, University of London)
  • Course code: N12F (BSc Business Management with Foundation Year)

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

Please note that you can only apply for either the BSc Business Management with Foundation Year (N12F) or any of the BSc Business Management specialist degrees. When we review your application, we will decide which course you are most suited for based on your predicted or obtained results.

Cass Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

More information about applying to Cass

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Cass Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

Please note this course is only available to Home and EU students.  For international students who do not meet the entry requirements for year 1 entry we recommend our affiliated foundation course providers INTO City, University of London and KIC London.

A-Level: BBB

If you are studying General Studies, Critical Thinking or a native language A-Level, these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.

For A-Level applicants we also require a minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD

For BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical applicants we also require a minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

For candidates taking a combination of A Level/BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications we accept the following:

  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 National Diploma (grades DD) with one A-Level (grade B)
  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (grade D) with two A-levels (grades AB)

For combination BTEC/OCR/A-Level applicants we also require a minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

IB: 29 points overall (not including bonus points) with minimum 5 in Maths.

Access to Higher Education: Pass the course with 45 level 3 credits including minimum 30 distinction credits and the remaining 15 credits at merit or above.

For Access applicants we also require a minimum of grade 5 (C) in GCSE English and grade 6 (B) in GCSE Maths.

For European qualifications please contact us to check eligibility.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we require evidence of English language proficiency. Minimum requirements are:

  • GCSE: Grade C or 5
  • IGCSE: Grade C
  • O-Level: Grade C
  • TOEFL: 100 overall with no less than 23 in any sub test
  • A-Level: Grade C
  • IELTS (Academic or UKVI): 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 58 overall with minimum 50 in each component
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 at Higher or Standard level
  • Cambridge English Advanced (also known as Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (180-192) at CEFR Level C1
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): Grade C (200-212) at CEFR Level C2
  • Cambridge English First (also known as Certificate of First in English): Grade A (180-190) at CEFR Level C1

Study abroad

This is an option on the BSc Business Management course, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Placements

This is an option on the BSc Business Management course, to which you can progress upon successful completion of the Foundation year.

Fees

UK/EU £6,500 * Tuition fees are subject to annual change

* The fee for this course in 2019/20 is £6,500 for each year of study.

Career pathways

Graduates of this degree are employed across a broad range of professions, and the course also provides a firm grounding for students setting out as entrepreneurs. Moreover, through the completion of this course, graduates acquire an appreciation for the range of functions and activities within an organisation and the interactions between them, which is particularly valuable if you are considering a consultancy role or an internal trouble-shooting role within a large organisation.